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    Walt Whitman

    "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" has long been a favorite of mine.
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    The first sentence in the book you're reading

    I was leaning against the bar in a speakeasy on Fifty-second Street, waiting for Nora to finish her Christmas shopping, when a girl got up from the table where she had been sitting with three other people and came over to me. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
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    Gregory Maguire: Wicked

    Wicked has been in my stack of books to be read for at least a couple of years now; every time I think I'm going to get to it next, I find myself picking out another book instead.
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    Philip K. Dick

    In a nutshell, I'm captivated by his unique and bizarre (some would say off-kilter) way of looking at the world, coupled with his ability to create and sustain a mood of equal parts mystery and menace.
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    Philip K. Dick

    These are my favorites, too, with the addition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I've never been anything less than fascinated by a book or short story by Philip K. Dick.
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    Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook

    I haven't seen the movie, but the book is marvelous. Nicholas Sparks is a one of my favorite modern authors.
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    Childhood books

    The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key. I still own the copy that I received and read at age six. It's badly tattered now but no less loved.
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    Autographed Books for Anyone who's interested..

    Oh, no! It was the Shannara set that that really caught my eye.
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    eyeQ (speed reading program)

    Words of wisdom. Nothing thwarts intimacy like the need for speed.
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    Do you keep a book list?

    I keep my book lists on scattered note cards, most of which I lose and forget about. The ones that remain are the ones that end up deciding which books eventually get read.
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    Are The Rumors True?

    I suspect that Capote provided nothing more than valuable guidance, if that.
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    Do you take book notes?

    I tend to scratch notes all over the books I read--agreements, arguments, praise, criticism, etc.
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    Clockwork Orange: Movie Vs. Book

    I enjoyed the movie, but the book is far superior.
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    Autographed Books for Anyone who's interested..

    Are the books just autographed, or personalized to you?
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    Research

    What types of things are you researching?
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    Pictures of your book collection

    I absolutely love this thread. It's like being invited into scores of private libraries, all at the click of a button.
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    Disturbing trend.

    I understand where you're coming from, Wabbit. Recently, in an effort to escape having my reading choices prescribed by the local bookstore, I find myself seeking out relatively obscure books from specialty publishers. And more often than not, I'm extremely pleased with the result.
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    Should I buy it?

    A shame. You missed a real goody.
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    The Last Book You Read

    I just finished reading "The Tenant" by Roland Topor.
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